San Rafael, Calif., – Drake Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community, is pleased to announce Ricardo Romero as its new executive director. Romero brings more than 13 years of senior living experience to his new role. Romero has held multiple positions at senior living communities across the Bay Area, including business office manager, concierge manager and activities director. He previously served as the resident relations director at Byron Park, a sister community to Drake Terrace.
“I started working part-time as a server at a senior living community while I was in school,” said Romero. “I wasn’t sure what career path I was going to take, but I didn’t think it would be within the senior living industry. That quickly changed for me. I realized I felt a special connection to the residents and knew this was not only the job for me, but it was a calling. Since then, I’ve worked in various departments within senior living communities, which has helped me understand how everything works together. My end goal was to always be an executive director, and it is rewarding to know I have accomplished that.”
Romero joined Kisco Senior Living in 2019. As executive director at Drake Terrace, he oversees the daily operations of the community and provides support to each department. His goal is to meet and exceed company expectations and ensure the needs of each resident and individual in the community are met by providing exemplary service in a warm and welcoming environment.
“Kisco is a fantastic company that stays true to its principles, values and beliefs,” said Romero. “I am grateful to work for this company, and that they trusted me to lead the way at Drake Terrace. In my new role, I want to continue to learn and provide the place best for residents, their family members and associates. The associates have been warm and welcoming, and I know when I walk into the community, I am walking into a family not a job. These are challenging times, but Kisco Senior Living has handled the pandemic remarkably well, and everything they have done has been for the health and safety of residents and associates.”
“We’re excited to welcome Ricardo to the Drake Terrace family,” said Leandra Negrete, vice president of operations at Kisco Senior Living. “We couldn’t ask for a better leader to help us continue to provide outstanding service and quality of care to seniors. He has a wonderful understanding of Kisco’s values since he previously served seniors at Byron Park. He has unmatched senior living industry experience, and we look forward to seeing what he is going to accomplish at Drake Terrace.”
Kisco Senior Living owns and operates 21 communities located in California, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Utah and Hawaii.
ABOUT DRAKE TERRACE
Drake Terrace, a Kisco senior living community, offers a continuum of care with luxurious independent and assisted living as well as memory care apartments tucked in the hills of San Rafael, California. Providing a variety of amenities, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, concierge services, state-of-the-art wellness programs, transportation services, and intellectually stimulating events and activities. The community boasts a vibrant and active lifestyle, which allows residents to continue learning and growing in an enriching environment with easy access to entertainment and medical services in San Francisco; the wine country and fine food of Sonoma; and the beauty of Santa Rosa.
Drake Terrace embraces Kisco Confidence, our unique approach and philosophy centered on giving residents and associates peace of mind knowing that our communities deliver on safety and security, trust and transparency, health and wellbeing and a 5-star lifestyle experience. For more information, please call (628) 888-0806 or go to http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior-living/ca/san-rafael/drake-terrace/